Dr. James Guerra, MD

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Dr. James Guerra, MD
Dr. James J. Guerra is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He specializes in complex shoulder and knee problems. He is an honors graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Guerra completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and performed an additional year of advanced fellowship training in sports medicine at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL with internationally known sports medicine expert, James R. Andrews, MD.

Collier Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

1706 Medical Blvd Ste 201

Naples, FL 34110

Contact Information

(239) 593-3500

Dr. James Guerra, MD

Dr. James Guerra, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy


COLLIER SPORTS MEDICINE AND ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER is dedicated to the care of the musculoskeletal system, specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, shoulder and rotator cuff problems, trauma, and total joint replacements.

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Dr. Guerra's Experience

Dr. Guerra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • American Sports Medicine Institute Birmingham Al
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Guerra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Guerra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Guerra to family and friends
based on 146 total reviews (52 with comments)
Dr. Guerra's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (52)
Naples, FL |
Everything about the experience at Dr. Guerra's office was fantastic. He is an excellent doctor who runs a great practice.
in Naples, FL |
The entire staff is friendly, thorough and extremely helpful. The physical therapist I worked with (John Ianni) was accommodating to my needs and designed a perfect therapy plan I can incorporate into my lifestyle. John Ianni motivated me to improve my strength beyond my expectations.
Naples Fl |
Dr Guerra and his staff are wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone! We have had more than one surgeries with Dr Guerra. He, his staff and collier Sports Medicine give great attention to their patients!
Naples, FL |
In April I had Rotator Cuff and Bicep surgery. I find Dr. Guerra very easy to talk to and he explains anything you need to know about your surgery. The Physical Therapy area downstairs is also excellent and Dr. Guerra and the staff there always seem to be in contact with each other, so everyone knows what is happening. This is very reassuring to a patient. Also I find the office staff are very good arranging therapy times and appointments. I would recommend Dr. Guerra to family and friends
Naples, FL |
Often in dealing with doctors the face-to-face you have is with the staff. I would like to single out Nicole in the billing office for recognition. She was so wonderful to deal with and responsive to our inquiries. I definitely felt that she was a patient advocate. Thank you, Nicole! They are lucky to have you!
in Naples |
I moved to Naples last year from Denver..(I'm 66) I have had a very damaged right shoulder for the past 6-7 years..not only painful, but difficult to move or lift anything. I was told by a respected orthopedist, after viewing my MRI, that I had such severe damage, that I may be able to alleviate pain, but no additional movement for my arm..I delayed it again..came to Naples and looked up Dr. G - after research, and 8 weeks after, I now have a "new arm" with 90% movement and getting better. WOW
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra takes as much time as needed to answer your questions and help you understand your surgery and/or PT. I will see Dr. Guerra for any/all future orthopedic needs I may have. I've recommended Dr. Guerra to multiple friends and co-workers.
Bonita Springs, FL |
I have a torn bicep muscle and bone spurs in both shoulders. I had the left shoulder repaired and will have the right shoulder done in a month. Dr. Guerra went over all my options and suggested the best route for me. Very professional and has a very good support staff. I'm very happy with the outcome of the surgery and the physical therapy people have been great.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra performed rotator cuff surgery on January 12, 2017 and I am just finishing my PT at his clinic.Outcome thus far is outstanding and Dr. Guerra, Laura my Pt associate and his entire staff have been wonderful. I highly recommend him .
in naples, fl |
I have just gotten a new partial left knee. I have been working with Dr. Guerra for about 1 and 1/2 years on knee pain and a torn menial meniscus. I wanted to take the conservative approach and Dr. Guerra supported me through this difficult decision. I am in good physical shape but still had some knee pain (menial side) and recent pics taken showed some bone-on-bone. Had a partial knee replacement 5 weeks ago. Feel great and cannot believe it but no pain and feels like my real knee. Thanks Dr. G
Naples, FL |
I was concerned about having shoulder surgery. Dr. Guerra reviewed the MRI and x-rays and explained/showed me exactly what I had. I went with the physical therapy option and after several months, my shoulder was fine. He was very thorough in his exams and patiently explained everything. His office staff were courteous and efficient. His physical therapy center was excellent as well. Everyone worked with me so I could feel better.
in Naples, fl |
Dr Guerra was most interested in having me return to the activities I love without any reference to my seniority. i.e. Tennis, horse riding, biking and more If you want to stay active in spite of your age this is the doctor for you.
in Naples, FL |
My experience with Dr. James Guerra and his team was excellent from the very first visit, to the pre-op teaching class, through the hospital experience all the way through physical therapy. Dr. Guerra and his team are experts every step of the way. They make you understand what is going to happen and answer all of your questions and concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Guerra and his entire team. I have already sent 2 of my friends to his office.
in Bonita Springs, FL |
I have heard of Dr. Guerra's expertise in shoulder arthroscopy and when I I hired myself and needed help he was there. He saw me right away, started therapy, and scheduled surgery when he saw therapy wasn't working. The procedure went well, and I am now on the mend. He has a great attitude and really likes his patients. I recommend him without reservation.
in Ft Myers, FL |
He is the best caring compassionate and kind. Treats me like I'm the only patient he has. Everyone I recommended to him has come back to me happy.
Naples, FL |
Dr Guerra is an excellent surgeon. Recovery was a breeze. The only downside to his office is his billing department which consists of one very rude person . After approximately 5 voicemails I finally was able to get in touch with her and to be honest I wish I hadn't . Other than her, the staff is very courteous and helpful . All my questions are always promptly answered by his assistant and his nurses . Will definitely recommend his office but be warned if you have billing issues .
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra has performed surgery on my sons right & left shoulder for torn labrum. Within 4 months he was able to put a bat in his hand, and continue his goal of pitching at the collegiate level. He is a great doctor with a great staff. He is caring, efficient and conscientious. I would highly recommend him!
in Naples, FL |
After going through two surgeries on my left arm. I had the best Doctor to do my repairs needed in Dr. Guerra. I also got to do my therapy at his facilities. The staff is pleasure to work with. They are very professional and answer any questions you might have, and keep you informed with the progress.
in Bonita Springs, FL |
Had ACL reconstruction and I highly recommend Dr. Guerra. He was recommended to me by a friend after I had went to someone else and was not happy. He is very personable, explains procedures thoroughly, answers your questions and makes you feel comfortable. His PT is excellent (John gets a huge thumbs up!) and I couldn't have had a better overall experience.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra has performed surgery on my shoulder after a humerus ball fracture. This was a big surgery and he was able to repair my shoulder with out giving me a shoulder replacement!! He is a great doctor. He is caring, efficient and conscientious. I would highly recommend him!
in Naples, FL |
I have been a patient of Guerra's for 5 years now. One of the last procedures I had- numerous people (strangers)have commented to me on how quickly his work, and my mobility has increased compared to their surgeons. That in itself speaks for itself.
in Naples, FL |
He lives up to his reputation....very professional, very informative and takes excellent care of his patients pre surgery and post surgery.
in naples, fl |
Dr. Guerra has done an excellent job. He has repaired both shoulders and my knee. I would recommend him to everyone.
in Naples, FL |
I went to Dr. Guerra for a second opinion on my shoulder. It did not take long to know that this was the Dr. I wanted to operate on me. He performed a Total Shoulder Replacement in June and did an excellent job. He has the reputation of being the best in his field and he lives up to that reputation. I can not recommend him highly enough. Also , his therapists are incredible.
in Naples, FL |
I Came back to Naples with an extremely bad knee. I called the office at 7:30 AM expecting to leave a message however someone was there. I was in a panicking mode and was taken that day! I was seen by his assistant as Dr Guerra was in surgery. X-rays were taken, I was given the report, solution and gave me plenty personal time. I was so impressed from the call all the way to my departure. I am so grateful for this lucky find!!!!
in Estero, FL |
From initial evaluation, through surgery, post-op, physical therapy, final evaluation and release - Dr. Guerra and his entire staff are excellent. I recommend them, completely without reservation or hesitation. His office staff is helpful and friendly; office assistants (Mark, Ruthie, and Tammy) are experienced, thorough, and gentle; the reception staff downstairs at his physical therapy facility (Dana and Jodi) are incredibly helpful, friendly; Laura was the very best ever Physical Therapist!
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra has had years of experience and it shows. His bedside manner is incredible. I've been a patient for approximately 5 months now and glad that I was referred to him. We tried a physical therapy approach first before considering surgery. After a few months of PT, I opted for the surgery. It went extremely well & the PT and recovery seems to be going great. He seems very attentive makes sure his patients are progressing well. I will definitely be going back to him for my other knee.
Lehigh Acres, FL |
Knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to go the extra mile.
in Naples, FL |
My experience with Dr. Guerra and everyone involved at Collier Sports Medicine has been nothing short of exceptional. Every point of contact I have had with everyone from reception, to nurses and nurse assistants, including especially the P.A. and Dr. Guerra himself has been wonderful. I was thoroughly educated about what to expect from my surgery, including recovery, rehab and the PT process to follow. Everything has gone exactly as explained and I am currently on track to full recovery.
in Naples Florida |
Mel E. 8.12.16 One word awesome! Dr. Guerra has performed three procedures for me. Both knees and now my rotator cuff. Not only was Dr. Guerra very professional I cannot say enough about his staff. They have been great. From the front desk to physical therapy. If you need something repaired this is your team!
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra is a very highly respected orthopedic surgeon in Naples, Florida. He has a great reputation and was recommended to me for my Rotator Cuff Surgery by a friend who'd used him in the past. As it turned out, my surgery was a success and I am currently getting stronger day by day. It's been just 6 months from the surgery for me and I can do my morning push ups easily again. I've gone back to the gym now and keep working every day and getting better and better. Thank you Dr. Guerra.
in Naples, FL |
Just completed my second shoulder surgery with Dr. Guerra. Everything was outstanding from diagnosis to surgery to fantastic physical therapy at Colliers Sports Medicine.
Naples, FL |
I have only seen Dr. Guerra one time in his practice. The other times I was seen Dr. Parker or Dr. Guerra's PA.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra has performed 2 shoulder surgeries, one rotator cuff repair and a total reverse shoulder replacement. Both of the surgeries went exactly as they were explained to me. I was treated in a very professional manner by Dr. Guerra, his PA, the office staff and the PT staff. I have been very satisfied with the care that I received. Thank you.
in Bonita Springs, FL |
Dr. Guerra is the consummate professional - without the attitude. Great office, medicalf and PT staff as well. Replaced both knees without any difficulties.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra has performed five major surgeries on me, including both shoulders, a total knee and total hip replacement. He is an amazing surgeon and physician. My recover time was always faster than average and each surgery went perfectly as he had explained. I have and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.
in Naples, FL |
Dr Guerra repaired my rotator cuff in November 2014 which was a mess. The surgery was difficulty as the tear was large and I also had impingement and bone spurs. My shoulder healed as good as new and I returned to all activities I pursued before. He has just done my total knee replacement in April 2016 and my recovery is progressing above average. He is professional, approachable and his work is meticulous. I'm happy to have found him and have complete trust in his ability.
in Bonita Springs, FL |
I couldn't be more pleased with the service and results of my recent experience with Dr. Guerra! He and his staff were very professional and took care of my problem as efficiently and as non evasively as possible. I would highly recommend him!
in Naples, FL |
Dr. G has always been up beat, positive and considerate of the whole patient, not just what he is treating and has taken that all into consideration when moving forward with my treatments. He show true compassion and is easy to talk to. I have complete confidence in him. His PT department is wonderful and the PT office staff is very helpful in trying to fit appointments around your schedule.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra & staff are exceptional. I've been going to his office for years. They've always been pleasant, helpful, honest, and so knowledgeable. Their services are for a patient's well being, not to make money. They could have done my knee surgery, years ago-which would have required me to have a second surgery later in life; they advised me to wait as long as possible to try and make the surgery last for the rest of my life. They even have their own physical therapy office! They're the best!
in Bonita Springs, FL |
Dr. Guerra is the best shoulder and knee Doctor in greater Naples. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and effective.
Naples, FL |
I had a complete separation of my shoulder and didn't feel comfortable with the doctor recommended by the ER. As soon as I met Dr. Guerra, I knew he was the one. I had complete trust in him. Incredibly knowledgeable of my problem and explained everything that needed to be done. Not only did he do an excellent job with the surgery but PT was excellent as is all his staff.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra performed my total knee replacement 2 months ago. My recovery has been amazing & has exceeded my expectations - no more pain & I've achieved maximum range of motion (thanks also to John in PT). Dr. Guerra previously repaired my torn meniscus & rotator cuff with the same fantastic results. Because of his experience & knowledge of the newest techniques I am pleased to refer him to friends. Thanks to him & the staff - I give them a 10!!
in Naples, FL |
I had a very good experience. When I called the office, they advised me to see my primary care and obtain an MRI and X-Ray. They read it and called me to schedule my appointment. We tried a shot first but it didn't work so we proceeded with schedule.
in Bonita Springs, FL |
My experience with Dr. Guerra, having rotator cuff surgery, has been even better than I hoped it would be. Other patients told me how satisfied they were with him. And the experience has exceeded my expectations. When you meet Dr. Guerra, he makes you feel that he knows exactly what your issue is, he's seen it a lot before and he knows EXACTLY how to fix it, And he did.
in Naples, FL |
I strongly recommend Dr Guerra. Love how conservative he was with my knee problem, trying all options before surgery, which was eventually needed. Sometimes there is a long office wait time but it just shows he gives everyone his undivided attention and in my opinion, I'm happy to wait to receive the same. Everyone in the office is friendly and professional, he also has an excellent PT staff in the building.
Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra was wonderful. He took time to listen to what I was saying and made a treatment plan to treat my pain. They also have a wonderful physical therapy team.
in Naples, FL |
Dr Guerra and his staff have an excellent reputation. He repaired my right shoulder in 2006 and just repaired my left two weeks ago. Dr. Guerra and Mark were very thorough in their explanation of my needed repair as well as probable causes. In addition, the PT staff does an amazing job. I have really enjoyed working with Brent and his expertise has had a very positive impact on my recovery....and I trust his advice will keep my shoulders active and pain free for many, many, years.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra has the great ability of showing genuine interest in you as a person and is very thorough in his assessment and evaluation of your medical needs. His office staff are all very professional, considerate and caring. As a result, you gain great confidence that you are in good hands and that you will get the treatment you need in a successful fashion.
in Naples, FL |
Dr. Guerra is a caring doctor, who is an expert in his field and takes the time to answer all the questions I had. He explained possible procedures and all medical options.
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